Red Sox shut down by Twins 2-1

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BOSTON - The Red Sox were held to just four hits in a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins Thursday night at Fenway Park.

The game ended when Rafael Devers was thrown out at home plate trying to score the tying run in the ninth inning. Devers tried to score from first on a wall-ball from J.D. Martinez, but was cut down on a one-hopper by Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario.

Mookie Betts' solo home run off the Pesky Pole was all the offense Boston could muster.

Walks were a problem for the Red Sox pitching staff. Boston pitchers issued nine free passes in total, including two three-walk innings from Nathan Eovaldi and Andrew Cashner. The Twins scored in both of those innings.

The Red Sox will open up a series with the Yankees on Friday. David Price, who was scheduled to start, will not pitch due to wrist tightness. The Sox plan to go with a bullpen game.